If you require low sodium

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  1. dwarfcat

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    Every since I got sick and had to start eating a low sodium diet ive been in continual search for good things to eat that wont kill me. I know the difficulties of trying to eat an extremely low sodium diet. Sure most of the time you can just have your greens, chicken, oats etc but sometimes its nice to have a crutch. This website has been great for me. They offer some great items and ship them to your front door in a hurry. I just placed a 75 dollar order :coold: and cant wait to try the low sodium pasta sauce and garlic dressing

    http://livinglowsodium.com/index.html
     
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    If you make your own stuff it's pretty easy to control it. Did it make a difference regarding BP since you lowered your intake ? You should check, not everyone responds to it, so it could be useless for you. I tried to eat a bunch of salt myself to higher my BP and it had no effect.
     
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    My sodium is pretty fucking low, un-intentionally :dunno:
     
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    My blood pressure is great on account of the bp pills and sodium reduction. My reduction is mainly for fluid retention as a result of a low heart ejection fraction. Gotta keep teh fluid away so heart can try to get better
     
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    I wish these products were more readily available in normal grocery stores.
    I'll probably try some of this stuff out. Report back with a review whenever you get teh goods.
     
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    Whole foods are available in grocery stores, usually. They're pretty low in sodium apart from except for sea food probably.
     
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    Id buy the hell out of the stuff at the local grocery if they had it. Ive had the greek salad dressing and it kicks ass. Id eat it even if I could have salt. 10mg of sodium, 25 cal and lhardly any fat per serving
     
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    Ill write up some reviews when I receive them :coold: Im really excited about teh pasta sauce. I loves me some whole wheat pasta but everything at the stores is pure shit.
     
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    I've never seen Heinz "no salt" ketchup.
     
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    If you need to watch your potasium intake be aware that heinz no salt has potasium chloride. Ive heard the hunts or red gold maybe? has no potasium if tahts a concern
     
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    I don't see ketchup as whole food, it's premade stuff. Whole food for me is what you get which doesn't have an ingredient list and has only one ingredient. Fruits, veggies, meat, most dairy, eggs and poultry, grains. If you buy these and make your own, you'll eat better because you can control what's in it but also because you have to take the time and it makes it annoying to eat more of it.
     
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    It's not like pasta sauce is hard to do anyway.
     
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    I live for whole foods for the most part. I have no heart problems, but I know most of my family has high blood pressure when they get older, so I have always been conscious of sodium intake. No processed foods = much easier to lower sodium.
     
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    I think you and I are looking at these products differently. My point is that I'm always on the look out for low sodium sauces. I'm not looking to eat better; I already eat "whole foods".
    This site doesn't even have what you're alluding to. It's all processed.
    If you're implying that I should avoid all processed foods then go to hell.
     
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    :rofl:
    The hate is strong. Look at the ingredient list of the products on this website, it's pretty easy to find a product with similar ingredients (ie : simple and no salt added) from smaller stores such as eateries and whatnot.
     
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    You're 23 and on BP meds? Background info?
     
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    dilated cardiomyopathy resulting in congestive heart failure, cause unknown and likely a factor of many things including weight. Went from EF of 20 to 35 in under 2 months and the dr said she believe my heart will recover all funtion if I eat right, take my meds and follow her strict orders
     
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    its :bigthumb:. Ive taken this opportunity to make a lot of changes in my life and thus far its only been a minor inconvienience. Ive got alot of faith in my dr and have no reason to believe I wont have a relativly normal life aside from taking pills for many years to come
     
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    I was asking because my BP seems to rise a lot after eating. Heart feels like it's pounding. My readings are usually around 145-150/85-90... so I'm starting to think I'll need pills too.
     
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    I think the base for "normal" is 120 over 80 or below but that depends on the individual too. Take your bp at different intervals over the course of a few weeks. If you are still concerned just ask a dr. Taking some pills is nothing compared to the terrible damage high blood pressure can cause to the arteries and heart.
     
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    I know. I have to see the doc this weekend for a completely unrelated thing anyway, so I'll bring that up. I remember taking it at intervals for three days, and it was always a little borderline... 135-145 over 75-90. It varied a lot, but it never really dropped below the mid 130's.
     
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    they might just have you watch salt or do some more walking depending on what your fitness level is. Doesnt sound like you have a major major prob yet
     
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    Nah, I had a few panic attacks in the past and did a bunch of tests. They always said my heart was fine, so I'm thinking it's either a sodium sensitivity or some sort of natural/genetic hypertension. I have a good cardio but I didn't exercise a lot lately, so I'm slowly getting back into that.
     
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